Court stops EFCC from arresting and prosecuting former Gov. Bello

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, has issued an order restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from infringing on the fundamental human rights of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, former Kogi State Governor.

Justice I.A Jamil, in suit no HCL/68/M/2020 said infringing on the fundamental human rights of the former Kogi is null and void except as authorised by the Court.

“By this order, the EFCC is hereby restrained from arresting, detaining and prosecuting the applicant except as authorised by the Court.

“This is a definite order following the earlier interim injunction given,” he said.

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The judgment followed the suit brought before the court by Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the applicant, seeking to enforce his fundamental rights against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Court equally restrained the respondents from continuing to persecute the Applicant.

Earlier in the judgement, the Court dismissed the issue of jurisdiction as challenged by the EFCC.

The Applicant’s Counsel SA Abbas and MS Yusuf, described the judgment as landmark while the Defendant Counsel, T.U Odima and Patrick O. Jibril also aligned themselves to the judgment, describing it as thorough.

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